Originally Posted by GQgeek
I bust your balls but I think you take great photos with your antiquated kit.
I envy you Tokyo though. It seems like you can just walk around and there are always interesting photos to be taken. Montreal feels so blah to me. Can't wait till I leave for South America.
As for antiquated, well, my 1975 Leicaflex arguably is. However, it has a far brighter viewfinder than any modern DSLR I've seen. This amazes friends with brand new DSLRs.
Then again, I don't see them jumping ship.
Various people have been predicting the demise of the rangefinder for decades now, but the Leica MP has developed cult status and even has its own Wikipedia page (go ahead, you know you want to check). Over on the L-Camera Forum (Leica Users' Forum), there is a surprising number of people who are going back to film from digital. The M2 (1958-67) is still immensely popular and people are still using the old screw-mount Leicas. Talk about stylish!
Rumors of film's death have been much exaggerated.
I maintain that one can be stylish with a classic film camera, but that this is very difficult with any DSLR.